Rüsselsheim found for itself an indelible place on the world map when in 1898 Adam Opel’s widow turned his sewing machine business around to a car manufacturing unit.
So it should not come as a surprise that life here pretty much revolves around that particular automobile. You can see this for yourself at the shopping center in the city center which has an automotive theme.
But it is not all about cold-blooded commercialism. The romantic Verna-Park modeled along the lines of an English garden will have you strolling amid green landscapes and chirpy fountains.
Historic monuments lie all around Rüsselsheim. Within 16 km (10 mi) of the place, you get to visit castles such as Biebrich and Wiesbaden. A bit further away is the magnificent Dom built in 1235 with amazing art works that still draw visitors.
The City Museum will be of inordinate interest when you feel inspired to know all about this town. They have information dating back to prehistory where you may find nuggets of considerable value.
If you’re looking for a cultural break, the Rüsselsheim Theater will have something that’s right up your alley. Regular entertainment by way of operas, musicals, and ballets go on stage; so check it out.
Dining out is an incredible experience, what with the eclectic choices facing you. Try out some authentic Italian at La Forchetta. If you’re looking for something different just take a walk along Am Treff and you’ll surely find what you’re looking for.
Other than that, you may want to take a look at what else the Groß-Gerau District, the political area this town belongs to, has to offer. There are some neat little villages waiting for your to be discovered.
By all means the entire state of Hesse has some incredible stuff to offer. Don’t miss it!